With so much money at stake, these already volatile and reckless thugs were consumed with greed, which sparked a dramatic escalation in gangland violence in the boom years. Counting is underway in the Presidential Election In Pictures: So far, that bloodletting has claimed 13 lives - including those of two completely innocent people - practically all of them carried out by the Kinahan mob's main enforcers, including Thompson. Thompson was suspected of involvement in a number of killings, either participating in the attack or orchestrating them. Fat Freddie Thompson certainly earned his universal infamy as one of Ireland's most pernicious and ruthless criminals. Budget Day In Pictures:
The new gold rush gave birth to dozens of young criminal gangs who vied with each other for market share and a slice of the prodigious profits.
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So far, that bloodletting has claimed 13 lives - including those of two completely innocent people - practically all of them carried out by the Kinahan mob's main enforcers, including Thompson. Freddie Thompson was one of them. Thompson is the embodiment of pure evil, a classic example of a psychopath for whom there are no behavioural boundaries, no empathy, no remorse. A park ranger was forced to euthanise a North Higgins addresses the crowd after being inaugurated at Fat Freddie and his cousins Liam and David Byrne - who was shot dead in the Regency Hotel attack - became the main players of the Kinahan cartel's drug operations across Ireland.